What I Learned About Waiting While Waiting!

My life up to this point has been one big rush!  It’s been a rush, because I hate to wait!  I can’t stand having to wait!  I am just not good at waiting!  Often, when I am in a hurry to get somewhere or to get something done; and I get stuck behind someone or something that causes me to have to wait, I can’t help but to get frustrated.  In my frustration I begin to think about why is this so frustrating?

I have started asking myself this question:  Why are you in such a hurry?  You are not running late, and you are not under a deadline, but you are getting irritated, frustrated and for what?  As I answer this question, I see that I am my own worst enemy!  I get in the way of myself!  My hate for “wait” actually gets in the way of my aligning my life with what is really important!  In my anxious frustration, I actually miss the good things of life.  They pass me by and I am totally unaware, because my focus is in the wrong place and on the wrong thing!

The next time you find yourself in a “waiting position”, make sure that you don’t waste or abuse your wait, instead get whatever it is that you are supposed to get from it!  Waiting does not have to be a bad thing, unless you choose to make it a bad thing!  You have the power!

5 thoughts on “What I Learned About Waiting While Waiting!”

  1. I have to remind myself of Ps 46:10 “BE STILL and know that I am God” This has gotten me through alot of long waits. I also try to remember that God put me in this and what is it he wants me to wait for. Sometimes it is very plain, others I have to look for it. God put it there I just need to slow down pay attention and find it.

  2. I can well relate to this, I to hate to wait, which explains why I never go window shopping!

    Joy, I loved your comment, it is so true! Often, as God leads my life I am frustrated, but more often, as the pieces of the puzzle fall together I am stunned by the beauty of the whole.

  3. Great post. I think every leader has a inner drive to be on the go and when they need to wait they get frustrated. But its a leaders choice how they will react to a situation. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Dan! It is our choice and sometimes we will make the wrong one, but it does not have to be a total loss, if we will just learn our lesson!

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